Drawing shapes is great precursor to writing without the stress of letter shapes or words. The physical steps of drawing shapes repeated will greatly help your children developmentally. Going through a repetitive step such as drawing shapes will reinforce the process and the muscle memory. It also helps develop pencil control.
It’s mid December and kids have been in school for about 16 weeks. While tidying up Brayden’s papers and being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of worksheets kids do in first grade; I noticed his handwriting. While there were some bright spots, overall it was sloppy and inconsistent – both letters and numbers – so it was decided his handwriting needed some extra attention at home. So what are we going to do? I’m creating the first EVER…. Brownie Bear Handwriting Challenge!